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Old 08-25-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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can you lose inches while not lossing pounds??
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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My coach says yes, but I don't totally understand how. I'm a very slow loser, and only lost 1 lb this week, but the I noticed a huge difference in inches lost this week.
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Absolutely, and I have. I'm no mathematician but I think it has something to do with the volume and weight of fat being different??? So it takes up more space than what it weighs?
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Yes. One week I lost 0 lbs, but lost 1.75 inches. One week I lost .5 lbs, but lost 1.75 inches. I don't know how that works, but I'll take it!
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Yes, definitely. You can also lose fat without losing pounds- some weeks, especially TOM, you hold water weight, which makes it look like you haven't lost any pounds, even if you have actually lost fat.
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It is possible to have this happen. In most cases it would indicate you had added muscle and reduced body fat. This is actually ideal because you've lost fat mass but you have also gained the same weight in muscle mass thus a net weight lost/gained of zero but, because the muscle is denser than fat, you are getting smaller and your clothes are getting looser i.e. inches lost.
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Absolutely. I have done this many times. I work out with moderate cardio and weight training. One of my best weeks I lost 0 lbs, but 10 inches combined from different spots and my BMI dropped 2%. I had other weeks where I would lose a few pounds but twice as many inches, the scale might not have been moving but my clothes were falling off of me so it felt great.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:32 AM   #9
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My coach says yes, but I don't totally understand how. I'm a very slow loser, and only lost 1 lb this week, but the I noticed a huge difference in inches lost this week.
Jenny - I am in the same boat as you as far as where I started and stuff. I may not be losing much but I definitely see the inches shedding away

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Yes, definitely. It's not necessarily that you're gaining 100% muscle during that time (unfortunately, it takes a long time to build muscle!) but that certainly could be contributing to it in part. However, another phenoma occurs during weight loss (especially if you are lifting weights) and that's when you tear your muscles and they repair themselves your body retains water. So quite often you'll see people actually gain weight after lifting. It's NOT fat (or completely muscle for that matter) but it's just your body holding onto that water. Eventually it releases that water and you see a "woosh".

Another thing too is that when you shrink fat cells many times they keep water in them to replace the fat (or something similar, I'm not a scientist in that field ) so what happens is the fat IS going away but you still have water there so you don't see a net loss.

The whole point of this is, if you're losing inches don't stress out over the scale, you're definitely going in the right direction! I've BTDT and sometimes my body won't show a difference on the scale for WEEKS but I'll lose inches like crazy.
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I remember reading an article that I cannot find so am unable to post it here to let y'all read it. Hopefully I can make this as clear, it was the first article i had read that made sense about fat cells and how everything works. The article was about liposuction and the reason why surgeons want you to lose weight and be fit before doing any kind of liposuction. Fat cells can expand to hold the capacity of fat that is being reserved by what your body cannot use of the calories coming in. So the opposite is true when your body is burning off the fat reserve, fat cells will shrink. When they do liposuction they suck out the fat cells. So if you are not eating a healthy diet and exercising you can gain the weight back easily after lipo because the fat cells will continue to expand with the excess calories the body stores as fat.
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I remember reading an article that I cannot find so am unable to post it here to let y'all read it. Hopefully I can make this as clear, it was the first article i had read that made sense about fat cells and how everything works. The article was about liposuction and the reason why surgeons want you to lose weight and be fit before doing any kind of liposuction. Fat cells can expand to hold the capacity of fat that is being reserved by what your body cannot use of the calories coming in. So the opposite is true when your body is burning off the fat reserve, fat cells will shrink. When they do liposuction they suck out the fat cells. So if you are not eating a healthy diet and exercising you can gain the weight back easily after lipo because the fat cells will continue to expand with the excess calories the body stores as fat.
Bludolphin - thanks for that explanation! It definitely helped shed some light on this for me
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http://answers.google.com/answers/th...id/576481.html

I hope this link works. In a nutshell, fat has 18% more volume than it's equivalent weight of muscle.
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Of course! It's possible if you undergo a liposuction surgery.
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Yup, it happened to me. I lost inches off my arms and waist when i only lost half a pound
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